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Has C. Thomas Howell lost his mind?

Not sure what to make of this video.

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by Anonymousreply 99May 24, 2023 1:47 PM

What's with the phony cowboy accent? Is he trying to be Sam Elliott?

by Anonymousreply 1May 23, 2023 1:46 AM

That is a ROUGH 56. Holy shit.

by Anonymousreply 2May 23, 2023 1:52 AM

Wow, what the hell.

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by Anonymousreply 3May 23, 2023 1:56 AM

How can this man be 56????????????????

by Anonymousreply 4May 23, 2023 1:58 AM

He looks older than my father when he died at 87.

by Anonymousreply 5May 23, 2023 2:01 AM

Was he molested by a media exec when he was a young man? I assume.

by Anonymousreply 6May 23, 2023 2:02 AM

He's not incorrect.

by Anonymousreply 7May 23, 2023 2:03 AM

What did Rae Dawn Chong do to him?!

by Anonymousreply 8May 23, 2023 2:04 AM

Wow. Is he auditioning for a role?

by Anonymousreply 9May 23, 2023 2:05 AM

Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold.

by Anonymousreply 10May 23, 2023 2:07 AM

Anyone else remember the short-lived show "Two Marriages" from the early 80s that he was on with fellow fundie Kirk Cameron? I loved this show, but none of my contemporaries (early 50s) remember it. Saccharine but catchy theme.

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by Anonymousreply 11May 23, 2023 2:09 AM

Wasn’t he in a major car accident and-or has Crohn’s or something? That would explain the way he looks…not necessarily what he’s doing in the vid though.

by Anonymousreply 12May 23, 2023 2:12 AM

R11, that clip looked absolutely God-awful...

by Anonymousreply 13May 23, 2023 2:16 AM

Another has-been actor who's lost his marbles.

by Anonymousreply 14May 23, 2023 2:17 AM


by Anonymousreply 15May 23, 2023 2:19 AM

I just watched Secret Admirer last weekend when CTH was beautiful. WTF happened?

[quote] What's with the phony cowboy accent? Is he trying to be Sam Elliott?

Not only that, but how in the hell does he look OLDER than Sam Elliott????

by Anonymousreply 16May 23, 2023 2:30 AM

[quote]R1: What's with the phony cowboy accent? Is he trying to be Sam Elliott?

That's a normal Midwestern accent. It's not phony.

[quote]R14: Another has-been actor who's lost his marbles.

In what way? Be specific.

[quote]R15: Sad.

Okay, DJT - get off the Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 17May 23, 2023 2:31 AM

Is he an anti-vaxxer?

by Anonymousreply 18May 23, 2023 2:32 AM

He's anti-wrinkle cream. That's for sure.

by Anonymousreply 19May 23, 2023 2:33 AM

[quote] That's a normal Midwestern accent. It's not phony.

He's from Los Angeles and never spoke like that until he started playing in a honky tonk band. It's completely fake.

by Anonymousreply 20May 23, 2023 2:34 AM

Stay old.

by Anonymousreply 21May 23, 2023 2:35 AM

Ramblin' man!

I'd be interested to know how he became so weathered-looking. He's in his 50s, but looks like he's in his 70s or 80s or 90s.

If he's gonna preach, let us know how the hell he turned out looking so dried out. Maybe we can learn a lesson about what not to do.

by Anonymousreply 22May 23, 2023 2:39 AM

R2 I thought you were fucking with me. There's no way this old bat is anything under 76. Oh my word.

by Anonymousreply 23May 23, 2023 2:41 AM

"Love yourself" God, how fucking trite.

by Anonymousreply 24May 23, 2023 2:42 AM

Maybe this is some sort of Jackass/Bad Grandpa thing he's doing.

by Anonymousreply 25May 23, 2023 2:43 AM

He and Halle Berry are the same age. He looks like he could be her father.

by Anonymousreply 26May 23, 2023 2:43 AM

See what happens to straight, married fathers?

Stay the gay —you’re better off

by Anonymousreply 27May 23, 2023 2:44 AM

He looks like he's not had a glass of water for the last 30 years.

by Anonymousreply 28May 23, 2023 2:46 AM

Is he wearing denim jorts? Or what is that?

This afternoon I was chatting with an elderly neighbor who was born in 1934, and HE has fewer wrinkles.

by Anonymousreply 29May 23, 2023 2:46 AM

How long did he and Kyle Richards date? Surely Big Kathy pushed him above the Arabs Kyle married.

by Anonymousreply 30May 23, 2023 2:48 AM

He's a maga asshole.

by Anonymousreply 31May 23, 2023 2:48 AM

He's come a long way since Soul Man.

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by Anonymousreply 32May 23, 2023 2:48 AM

How do you know, R31?

by Anonymousreply 33May 23, 2023 2:49 AM

[quote] He's a maga asshole.

That's my guess. He's talking all cryptic in this video like one of those Qanon idiots alluding to "The Storm" before Jan 6.

by Anonymousreply 34May 23, 2023 2:50 AM

No one cares what you think. Show your dick!

by Anonymousreply 35May 23, 2023 2:51 AM

R33, it's kind of easy to read between the lines of his word salad. He voted for Trump.

by Anonymousreply 36May 23, 2023 2:52 AM

[quote]How long did he and Kyle Richards date? Surely Big Kathy pushed him above the Arabs Kyle married.

WTF are you talking about, you racist moron? She's married to a Russian/Greek Jew.

by Anonymousreply 37May 23, 2023 2:53 AM

He reminds me of a female stripper i once knew.She was gorgeous ,then hit about 45 and her face collapsed into wrinkles. Seemingly overnight. She had a very hard time dealing with losing her looks. I wonder if he stares at his face and wonders where it all went?

by Anonymousreply 38May 23, 2023 2:53 AM

Wow, you guys are harsh!

I have a soft spot for "Tommy."

He was so handsome when he was younger.

Loved him in The Hitcher, The Outsiders and Red Dawn.

It's funny because back then, he actually looked younger than his age.

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by Anonymousreply 39May 23, 2023 2:54 AM

R17 You don't know what you're talking about.

by Anonymousreply 40May 23, 2023 2:55 AM

Thomas was twinktastic.

He has been skinny his entire life.

Also, I remember that he had some life threatening illness a few years ago.

Something about needing a liver transplant or something like that.

Anyone remember?

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by Anonymousreply 41May 23, 2023 2:56 AM

R36, I actually didn't listen to what he was saying because I was taken aback by his appearance. So he said MAGAt crap? Ugh.

He looks like he lives on the sun.

by Anonymousreply 42May 23, 2023 2:56 AM

Yes, please!

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by Anonymousreply 43May 23, 2023 2:58 AM

[quote]R18: Is he an anti-vaxxer?

Not as far as I'm aware. His record is that of a progressive Democrat. In the video, he says he has "awakened," which is why he's drawing the lightning from the DL MAGA trolls; he's "woke."

[quote]R36: it's kind of easy to read between the lines of his word salad. He voted for Trump.

Nope. He advocated for Trump's removal.

In 2003, he suffered from a ruptured appendix, septicemia set in, and he nearly died. A section of his colon had to be removed. It's that health crisis which prematurely aged him.

And no, R16, he does not look older than Sam Elliot. Have you even seen Elliot recently?

by Anonymousreply 44May 23, 2023 2:59 AM

He was saying a whole lot of nothing.

by Anonymousreply 45May 23, 2023 2:59 AM

Well he has a lot of good gossip in this clip, regarding Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

That's some dirt!

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by Anonymousreply 46May 23, 2023 3:04 AM

R32 Did he just present hole at the beginning of that clip?

by Anonymousreply 47May 23, 2023 3:07 AM

Hard to believe this smooth ass once belonged to that crusty old man in the OP video.

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by Anonymousreply 48May 23, 2023 3:14 AM

Wow he really does look older than Sam Elliott. How odd that he has chosen this accent, which is nothing like his original accent.

by Anonymousreply 49May 23, 2023 3:18 AM

He was such a lovely twink.

by Anonymousreply 50May 23, 2023 3:21 AM

“What makes most magicians bad magicians is their inability to act well, and here I was, a guy that had acting ability, so I thought, “Well, when I watch most magicians, if they were better actors, I’d like them better as magicians.” I personally can’t stand most magicians, because either their act sucks, they’re bad magicians, or they can’t act, so those three qualities made me really hate that art form. But I felt like if I could be trained and learned some skills or even some sort of magic act, then I applied my abilities as an actor to it, I could be a decent magician.”

-C. Thomas Howell

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by Anonymousreply 51May 23, 2023 3:31 AM

R46 Interesting - and also nice to hear his original real accent

by Anonymousreply 52May 23, 2023 4:00 AM

Like, what's his actual deal though. He seems kind of difficult.

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by Anonymousreply 53May 23, 2023 4:09 AM

Wow. I thought he was gorgeous. The Hitcher? Beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 54May 23, 2023 4:12 AM

On the plus side, now he can accommodate 9"

by Anonymousreply 55May 23, 2023 4:31 AM

His All American Cowboy schtick is as funny as when it comes from Josh Brolin of Malibu and Jeff Bridges of Holmby Hills.

by Anonymousreply 56May 23, 2023 5:06 AM

I can't count how many awful direct-to-vhs movies I watched with him when i was a teen just to get glimpses of his perfect twink ass. Will always have a soft spot for him.

by Anonymousreply 57May 23, 2023 11:31 AM

What he says is the truth and is quite uplifting - he's sounds on point and like someone who cares about other people.

by Anonymousreply 58May 23, 2023 2:00 PM

I think he's tremendous!

by Anonymousreply 59May 23, 2023 2:24 PM

Miss Jane) You can't use lye soap on that child's delicate skin

Granny) I've been using lye soap since the day I was born and look at my skin

Miss Jane) It's like leather

Granny) Yeah, nice ain't it

by Anonymousreply 60May 23, 2023 2:53 PM

The male version of “I’ve never been to me”

by Anonymousreply 61May 23, 2023 3:06 PM

He's looked older for a number of years now. I didn't realize Ponyboy was playing Dudek in SouthLAnd for a couple of seasons, and that show started in 2009.

by Anonymousreply 62May 23, 2023 3:30 PM

Meth is a helluva drug.

by Anonymousreply 63May 23, 2023 4:00 PM

Age is a bitch bitches.

by Anonymousreply 64May 23, 2023 4:42 PM

I first realized how poorly he'd aged when he appeared in the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man movie (in a very small role). I was stunned when it hit me that the grizzled man onscreen was my beloved Ponyboy. That was nearly a dozen years ago!

by Anonymousreply 65May 23, 2023 4:47 PM

R63 I concur. There's no way that's just from a colon-resection and sepsis.

by Anonymousreply 66May 23, 2023 4:58 PM

Damn, he looks like a blivet. 10 lbs. of shit in a 5 lb. bag.

by Anonymousreply 67May 23, 2023 5:42 PM

It sounds like he's trying to reach out to fans of his that may be right wing Trump supporters. Judging by his music I'm sure thats the core of his audience.

by Anonymousreply 68May 23, 2023 6:29 PM

I never thought he was any kind of beauty.

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by Anonymousreply 69May 23, 2023 7:03 PM

Oh my God. Is he that old?

by Anonymousreply 70May 23, 2023 7:15 PM

Holy fuqing cheeseballs, Batman. Rae Dawn Chongs vagina shirley aged that dude. He looks 200 years old.

by Anonymousreply 71May 23, 2023 7:18 PM

R70 No

by Anonymousreply 72May 23, 2023 7:22 PM

I think he looks great!

by Anonymousreply 73May 24, 2023 12:51 AM

Did he always have that Tennessee Williams Play accent?

He looks 75!!!! WHAT THE FUCK!!!!

His hair looks good though!!!

Time marches on- Wow.

Loved his law of attraction speech. LOL

by Anonymousreply 74May 24, 2023 1:08 AM

Count me in with R63 and R66.

by Anonymousreply 75May 24, 2023 1:23 AM

He's going the way of Jan-Michael Vincent.

by Anonymousreply 76May 24, 2023 1:25 AM

He’s about 45 here - from 2011. He looks older than that here as well.

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by Anonymousreply 77May 24, 2023 1:51 AM

What the Fuuuuuckkkkkkkk R77. That's not a Hollywood 45. What happened to this man???

by Anonymousreply 78May 24, 2023 1:53 AM

Brad Pitt aged 45

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by Anonymousreply 79May 24, 2023 1:55 AM

Are there more photos of his luscious twink ass?

by Anonymousreply 80May 24, 2023 1:56 AM

Damn, he looks like Negan’s older brother who has tuberculosis.

Kept his hair, though. Good for him.

Loved him in E.T.

by Anonymousreply 81May 24, 2023 2:04 AM

He sounds anti-vaxxer to me:

“Subjected to vaccinations again more lies.”

They want you to rely on them (paraphrasing)

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by Anonymousreply 83May 24, 2023 2:36 AM

Marlboro Reds?

Except that John Cougar Mellencamp smoked five packs a day for decades and he's not nearly that wizened.

And he's in his 70s!

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by Anonymousreply 84May 24, 2023 2:52 AM

wonder if he lied about his age back in the day and the fake age stuck to his profiles.....

by Anonymousreply 85May 24, 2023 3:02 AM

Been to hell and back. Looks like a haunted man, but he's found music and that's probably been better for him than Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 86May 24, 2023 3:13 AM

He says his biggest mistake in life was getting married young, to Rae Dawn Chong. Their marriage only lasted like five months. I think they were together for three years prior to tying the knot. But the marriage totally fast-tracked their breakup.

I am dying to know more about that whole thing.

by Anonymousreply 87May 24, 2023 3:20 AM

[quote] wonder if he lied about his age back in the day and the fake age stuck to his profiles.....

No way.

He was 17 years old in 1983 when the movie was released, and he looks 17.

In fact, C. Thomas Howell was the youngest member of the main cast, born in 1966.

Rob Lowe and Matt Dillon were born in 1964, Tom Cruise and Emilio Estevez were born in 1962, Ralph Macchio in 1961, and Patrick Swayze was the oldest born in 1952.

There would be no reason for him to lie about his age.

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by Anonymousreply 88May 24, 2023 3:44 AM

Even Ralph Macchio is starting to look his age.

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by Anonymousreply 89May 24, 2023 3:45 AM

He looks very Wilford Brimley Being 49 In Cocoon.

by Anonymousreply 90May 24, 2023 3:50 AM

R89 Ralph Macchio looks great for 62. He looks 20 years younger than this has-been, and he's half a decade older.

by Anonymousreply 91May 24, 2023 3:52 AM

According to the interview in this article at the link, he's from rural California, his dad was a rodeo cowboy and he was state Jr rodeo champ for three years before he started acting, and he changed his accent and behavior once he started acting in order to fit what he thought other people expected of him. He says that as he became older and more comfortable with who he really is and his background, his accent came back.

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by Anonymousreply 92May 24, 2023 5:44 AM

Every couple of years, someone starts a C. Thomas Howell thread expressing shock and confusion at his current appearance and EVERY.SINGLE.TIME, DL has to be reminded that the guy had three feet of his intestine removed after a ruptured appendix that almost killed him. Illness ages people and he's lucky to be alive.

by Anonymousreply 93May 24, 2023 6:23 AM

It’s amazing that, despite his haggard skin, he has such a beautiful head of hair.

by Anonymousreply 94May 24, 2023 7:17 AM

He’s completely a character actor now. He should’ve been in Yellowstone or Power of the Dog or something.

He was great in the series Southland as a recovering alcoholic cop.

by Anonymousreply 95May 24, 2023 8:47 AM

He wasn't wrong. Up until the anti-vax B.S. Listen, corporations were involved (that was inevitable), yes, but essentially, it was to stop the spread of a virus. JFC. Get over yourselves. /rant

That being said, don't go into debt. Let go of fear, ego, and judgment. Embrace self-empowerment and meditation. And love yourself.

I had such a hard-on for him when I was a young gayling. He looks like my grandpa now, but I'd still do him. Crazy, but nice head of hair too. Looks like a house in the country or, at least, on the outskirts.

by Anonymousreply 96May 24, 2023 9:01 AM

Is that even him?

by Anonymousreply 97May 24, 2023 9:17 AM

This is how he looked in 2008, when he was 42, aged but not excessively. Did he meet a Salt Vampire in the last 15 years?

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by Anonymousreply 98May 24, 2023 10:24 AM

That's still a hard 42. He reminds me of those cute jocks in high school that are filled with glorious Grecian handsome, supple youth. And then they get the job and the wife and the kids and they have stress. And so they drink hard all weekend with their "boys." And they age hard. And then you see them at the 20 year reunion and they look like aged parodies of themselves.

by Anonymousreply 99May 24, 2023 1:47 PM
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